Defense Against Crime

22/08/2011

Take Inventory Of Your Stuff

In my last article, we discussed Operation ID, were we discussed the importance of engraving your valuables with a unique ID that will allow other to trace your stolen goods back to you or allow you to identify your stolen goods. While this is important crime fighting countermeasure, you must also have SUFFICIENT RECORDS OF YOUR VALUABLES so that if they are lost, stolen or damaged. Having records will allow you to provide the police with correct data to aid in their recovery. Upon recovery you can prove through your records that the property is indeed yours. Make lists on separate sheets of paper or you can get some nice FREE computer software (see downloads.com) to itemize all of your valuables.

How To Photograph Your Valuables.

Simply take the valuable(s) and a small ruler between 6 to 12 inches long., place the ruler at the bottom left hand side of the valuable. Then take a small piece of paper with your Operation ID number to show in the picture, then take a good close-up color image of this valuable with the ruler and ID number. You can use this image in your inventory database, or upload it to a secure site like FLICKR. (don’t share these). Make sure the location is not in your home, just in case they get lost stolen or there is house damage such as a fire. Some people keep this information encrypted, on a flash drive, hidden in a diversion safe.

Video Recording Your Valuables

You can just as easily and economically make a video recording of your valuables. Using a video camera is especially useful when you want to show all the items in a room or record a collection such as a stamp collection. Be sure to narrate the video, describing the item, you can even Just like with the images, be sure to store the video in a secure location.

Keep Inventory Current and Secure

Always remember to keep your records of valuables up to date, especially after birthdays, and gift giving holidays. If you purchase a new valuable – Immediately record that item and make it with OPERATION ID. In certain instances you will need to provide your insurance company with a copy of this information. Remember, the better your records the better your chances of recovery and compensation.

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